It is 12 months now since the Maguindanao massacre where at least 32 journalists were among 57 people brutally murdered. Cotabato, Philippines. 23/11/2010
Exactly one year ago, on 23 November 2009, 32 media professionals were massacred in Maguindanao province, on the southern island of Mindanao, by a private militia controlled by the local governor’s family.
The tragedy’s shocking nature did not reside solely in the record number of journalists killed but also in the criminal desire of the perpetrators to eliminate all the witnesses, down to the very last man and woman.